This vintage construction themed Caterpillar (CAT) Backhoer, earth moving, tractor tie clasp is marked on the back, “Leavens Co. Attleboro, Mass.” Leavens, a company that manufactured “awards and emblematic jewelry for corporate America,” was founded in l948 and closed in l999.
This tie clip, made for the Caterpillar Company is likely from the l960s. It’s made of a matte silver tone for the face and glossy for the clip. The face of this construction themed tie clasp measures 1.25” and is 5/8” wide.
Overall it’s in very good vintage condition, with light wear in the form of a few scratches, mostly to the back metal. The fastener holds well. The picture offer greater perspective on the condition and style of this vintage Caterpillar grader. (Note: I have a red camera and on some photos what you see is its shadow, not discoloration of the metal).
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